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Please post your non-food recipes here; such as play dough, laundry detergent, cleaners, etc.
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The perfect play glop:

Mix two parts cornstarch and one part water together. Stir the mixture until it begins to thicken.
To create unusual effects, a teaspoon or two of food colorings can be added.

The surface is hard and crusty, but scoop it up and it’s fluid enough to pass though a strainer. Supply kids with spoons, plastic shovels, funnels or various kitchen utencils. All can be cleaned up with soap and water.

Play Dough
Combine 1 ½ cup flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 Tablespoon powdered alum (found in the spice aisle). Add 1 Tablespoon oil and 1 cup boiling water. Stir the mixture until cool, then knead in food coloring.
Keep in airtight containers – can last for months. If it does dry out, you can rejuvenate by resealing it in a container after sprinkling with water. After a day or so, take it out and knead it.

Play Dough Advanced
For a firmer dough with a nicer texture.

In a saucepan, blend together 3 cups flour, 1 ½ cups salt, 3 cups of water, 2 Tablespoons cooking oil, 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar, and a few drops of food coloring. Cook the mixture slowly, stirring constantly until the dough comes away from the side of the pan and you can no longer move the spoon. Remove the mixture from the pan; when cool, knead it for 3-4 minutes until smooth, and you’re ready for action.

Keep in airtight containers. If it dries out, add a few drops of oil or water.
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